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Archive for April, 2009

April 27, 2009

I have driven from California to Ohio with a musical theatre aficionado. Yes, he played the Les Mis soundtrack repeatedly. No, he was not hetero. Yes, we tried to compromise with the music. No, our compromises weren’t satisfactory. Yes, our compromises did include Destiny’s Child. No, fuck you, pretentious Salient reader. Yes, I take it […]

April 27, 2009

20/20 Cricket The team started off the tournament with an easy win over Massey Albany, bowling them out for 50 with Matt Sadd taking 3 wickets. We then faced AUT who made 120. Needing 7 off the final over to win, we only managed six, so the game came down to a super over. Adam […]

April 27, 2009

Finn Andrews, WTF? After releasing mega Nick Cave angst demons all over sophomore effort Nux Vomica, the skinny hatted one crept out of public view, save for a one-off display of violence against a Flight Centre window (dude just hates planes or something). Call it a premature press announcement or whatever, but it certainly put […]

April 27, 2009

I’m sorry, you can’t name your son ‘John’. A large multinational company has trademarked that word. Sounds silly, doesn’t it? Well Dunedin based microbrewery Green Man encountered a scenario not unlike this one when they released their ‘Radler’ beer. Radler is a style of beer which originated in Germany during the 1920s. It was created […]

April 27, 2009

Some people might mistake The Class for a documentary. It is very convincing in terms of its visual style, and careful in abstaining from film techniques that may impinge on its realism. Improvised around a script based on the real experiences of François Bégaudeau (who actually plays the central role of French teacher François), The […]

April 27, 2009

When the structure of polite society falls apart, even the best-intentioned people are reduced to savage, selfish beings. This is the principle thesis of Yasmina Reza’s latest comedy, the Oliver-award winning God of Carnage, on at Circa. The impetus for the meeting between Michel and Véronique Vallon (Andrew Foster and Carmel McGlone) and Alain and […]

April 27, 2009

In my sixth form year of high school, one major thing happened to me. My grandfather, Derek Hay, was diagnosed with dementia. This happened after he suffered a stroke during a hip operation. One day after I returned home from school I got a call to say that Poppa had had a fall, and that […]

April 27, 2009

Some of the most frequent consultations at the Student Health Service (SHS) involve issues related to sexual and reproductive health. This is not surprising, as two-thirds of sexually transmissible infections (STIs) occur in people under 25 years of age, and New Zealand has one of the highest teenage pregnancy rates in the developed world. The […]

April 27, 2009

Terms: bibliophiliac noun Person who is so aroused by books that they have to get it off in the library, either alone or with others. Most commonly found in the darkness of the first floor, by the Religion and Psychology sections. blogospherical adjective On the blogosphere, i.e., the internet. Matt: “Did you see that blogospherical […]